Polling and the 2022 Midterms

Polling and the 2022 Midterms

Pre-election event

A distinguished panel of experts previewed the upcoming midterm elections and highlighted challenges and advancements in pre-election polling.


G. Elliot Morris touched on themes from his recently published Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them. He also provided insights into how The Economist is trying to address some of the challenges of pre-election polling in their forecasting models. Joe Lenski of Edison Research and Emily Swanson of The Associated Press previewed the midterms and discussed their different approaches to polling voters.


The discussion was moderated by Marjorie Connelly, Senior Fellow at the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the 2022 recipient of NYAAPOR’s Harry W. O’Neill Award.


The panel of experts features:


  • Joe Lenski, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Research

  • G. Elliot Morris, data journalist for The Economist and author of Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them

  • Emily Swanson, Director of Public Opinion Research at The Associated Press

Oct 19, 2022

10:00 PM

Online presentation